Was bogging (low rpm) up a hill in 2nd gear when the bike stoped. It would not e-start and the kick start was locked tight. My first thought was the woodroof key has sheared. After a long push back home I headed straight to the dealer to have it looked at. I was not the woodroof key at all. It was the kick start gear assambley. The gear on the end of the shaft had not lost any teeth but had broken in half. And after it did that the gear below it lost a tooth due to the quick stop. Luckily the case was not damaged and the pieces where laying jammed there to take out. Has any of you had this gear problem? I've been told that there was nothing that I could have did to cause this and that it must have been a flaw in the gear. The tech's there say they have never seen a gear explode like that. I'm getting it fixed (expensive) and just want to make sure that there was nothing that could be causing this, or that I could do to prevent it. Would a kick back or a back fire in the past have anything to due with weakening or cracking the gear? I have my first hare scramble race in 2 weeks and I hope I can start to feel more positive about this bike.